Research & Teaching Interests:
- Cartography and Map Design
- Physical Geography
- Pyrogeography & Fire Ecology
Classes Recently Taught:
- GEOG 3314: Cartography
- GEOG 3234: Geography of Virginia
- GEOG 3224: Geography of Appalachia
- GEOG 2314: Maps and Mapping
- GEOG 1104: Intro to Physical Geography
Outreach and Presentations
- 40th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference (March, 2016)
- Geography of Appalachia: A reflection on five years of teaching, and selected student presentations. Talk given with undergraduate students that highlights the Geography of Appalachia Course
- GIS Workshop. Short workshop offered to introduce participants to ArcGIS and its use in mapping spatial data
- Bald Knob Hike. Field experience led to Mountain Lake that showcases the physical geography of the region.
- Virginia Geographic Alliance Field Guide – Changing Rural Landscapes in Southwest Virginia. October 7-9, 2016
- Bluegrass and Old Time Music. Presentation for the Crooked Road Festival event held at Solitude (VT Campus). June 11, 2016
- Mapping Appalachia: Using Google Earth to display community demographic data. Presentation and workshop for Appalachian Communities course, Virginia Tech.
- How to Lie with Maps. Presentation on maps and map projections for the Virginia Tech LCI. February 2015.
- Instructor: Geology and Biogeography of Virginia
- Roanoke Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalist Program
- New River Valley Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalist Program
Grants and Awards:
- Virginia Tech Geography Department. Travel Grant – AAG Faculty Development Workshop. 2011.
- Virginia Tech Geography Department. Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. 2011.
- 320 Femoyer Hall